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David Ashworth
Personal information
Date of birth 1868
Place of birth    Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Date of death    1947 (aged 79)
Teams managed
Oldham Athletic
Stockport County
Oldham Athletic
Manchester City

* Appearances (Goals)

David Ashworth (1868 in Waterford – 1947) was a former Irish football referee and manager, most notably managing Liverpool F.C. and Oldham Athletic.

He became the first manager of Oldham Athletic in 1906, spending eight successful years there before moving on to manage Stockport County in 1914 and staying with them through the First World War.

In 1920 he was appointed manager of Liverpool and in his first season in charge he guided them to their second successive season in 4th place, eight points behind the Champions Burnley.

The following season, 1921/22, Ashworth lead Liverpool to their third League Championship. The team were well on their way to a second successive Championship the following season, when in February 1923 Ashworth left the table-topping side to return to Oldham, then at the bottom of the league. Oldham ended the season relegated, while Liverpool only won one of their last seven games, but still won the Championship by six points.

Ashworth remained at Oldham for just over a year before moving to Manchester City, but he resigned in 1925 as the club struggled towards relegation. He next tried his hand in management with a brief spell with Walsall between 1926 and 1927.

Managerial career

Club From To Record
Games Won Drawn Lost  %
Oldham Athletic 1906 1914 283 126 67 90 44.52
Stockport County 1914 1919 61 25 12 24 40.98
Liverpool 1920 1922 58 25 14 9 43.1
Oldham Athletic 1923 1924 63 20 22 21 31.75
Manchester City 1924 1925 56 20 13 23 35.71
Walsall 1926 1927 42 16 9 17 38.1
Total 1906–27 563 232 137 184 41.2

Career honours

England Liverpool

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